Event ILO and Joint Research Centre (JRC) Report on Algorithmic management practices in regular workplaces.

ILO and Joint Research Centre (JRC) Report on Algorithmic management practices in regular workplaces.

Date(s) - 23/02/2024
10:30 - 13:30

Press Club Brussels Europe


The ILO and the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission invite you to a half-day, in-person event in Brussels to launch their report on Algorithmic management practices in regular workplaces.

Type: Seminar

When: 23 February 2024

Where: Press Club – Rue Froissart 95 – 1040 Brussels

Contact(s): brussels@ilo.org

Digitalisation, the use of digital tools and the implementation of algorithmic management practices are bringing about significant changes in the organisation and coordination of work, which has impacts on job quality and industrial relations. While digitalisation can foster efficiency gains, streamline work processes and improve the service delivery, it also presents challenges in terms of working conditions, the potential deterioration of job quality, and a significant risk of worker surveillance.  The research provides some valuable insights about the prevalence of algorithmic management practices in regular workplaces in the logistics and healthcare sectors. The case studies have been conducted in two highly developed European countries (France and Italy) and two non-European countries (India and South Africa), and it explored the degree of penetration and impact of algorithmic management practices on work organisation, job quality and industrial relations. The study is part of a joint research project “Building partnerships for the future of work”, which is financed by the European Union.

The event will take place on Friday 23 February from 10.30 until 13.00, followed by a light lunch.


Onsite places are limited so register here now. We look forward to welcoming you.


Registration and coffee
Introductory remarks

  • Lieve Verboven, Director ILO Office for the EU and the Benelux countries

11.05 – 11.35
Presentation of the report

  • Uma Rani, Senior Economist at the ILO Research Department
  • Ignacio Gonzalez-Vazquez, Economic and policy analyst at the European Commission’s Joint Research Center (JRC)

11.35 – 12.20
Discussion with panel
Chair: Annarosa Pesole, Labour Market Specialist, INWORK Department, ILO Geneva

  • Max Uebe, Head of Unit Future of Work, Youth Employment at the European Commission
  • Antonio Aloisi, Assistant professor of European and Comparative Labour Law at IE University Law School, Madrid
  • Andrew Green, Labour Market Economist OECD

12.20 – 12.50
Q&A with the audience
12.50 – 13.00
Closing remarks
Networking lunch